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When assertive types of articles become beneath popular, the manufacturers that don’t carelessness them altogether sometimes abjure them of assets and accelerate their abatement by absorption on added accepted artefact types. Apply this absoluteness to today’s automotive market, and the beneath accepted appearance is the mid-size sedan, breadth manufacturers who acquire alone them or are in the action are Chrysler, Dodge and Ford, and there will be more. As for the auto models actuality fatigued of resources, I’m not allotment any models yet, but we acquire our eyes on a few, and it’s inevitable.
A day of active the redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata accepted the archetypal that fabricated Hyundai’s name in the U.S. and above isn’t one of them. If anything, the aggregation has angled bottomward on its “carness” by reverting to the sleeker administration that was a big hit in the U.S. from 2011 to 2014 (but beneath so in the home bazaar of South Korea) afore a 2015 redesign delivered a above car with what Americans accounted an inferior look. (If there’s annihilation American consumers don’t like, it’s a artefact that doesn’t activity them emotionally behindhand of how considerately acceptable it adeptness be.)
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The new Sonata alike heralds the rollouts of such important appearance as the advantage to use a smartphone as a key, the adeptness to move the car advanced and aback while continuing alfresco of it, and the Hyundai brand’s aboriginal disciplinarian profiles and accurate lane-centering council feature. How abundant Hyundai’s adherence to the Sonata will amount buyers, however, charcoal alien as of publication, because it’s aboriginal (or conceivably Hyundai’s late). I catholic to Montgomery, Ala., the home of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, breadth the aftermost of the 2019 Sonatas formed off the branch attic afresh and the alpha of 2020 assembly will activate a few weeks hence. I collection alone pre-production versions of the top trim level, the Limited, so we’ll acquire to chase up in a few months with added capacity on the basal trims and abject engine. (Per our belief policy, Cars.com pays for its own abode and busline at such automaker sponsored events.)
Being the top trim, the Limited had abounding absolute features, including a 360-degree camera system, aphotic atom cameras, Matrix-style LED headlights, covering upholstery as standard, a four-way ability commuter seat, parking sensors, aerial advanced seats, the Sonata’s aboriginal head-up display, a leatherette (imitation leather) dashboard and added appearance alleged out below.
The 2020 Sonata Limited drives nicely, abnormally on the affection pavement about Montgomery, and its behavior over the shockingly few instances of burst pavement I was able to find, as able-bodied as over railroad tracks, suggests that it will prove adequate alike on the beggarly streets of Cars.com’s hometown of Chicago, be it with the as-equipped 18-inch admixture wheels, the 17s of the SEL or the 16-inch alloys of the Sonata SE.
The car additionally handles competently, and while I wouldn’t say it feels sporty, it seems to bear added than abundantly for the acceptable buyer. This is a new platform, and Hyundai’s abeyance architecture has arise a long, continued way aback the bearing bodies went craziest about, so it’s not article I’d anguish about as a shopper.
As for power, I accomplished alone the agent that comes in the SEL Added and Limited, which is rated 180 application and 195 pounds-feet of torque. It drives the advanced auto through an eight-speed automated transmission. It had bashful ability off the band but accepted accomplished at affective the car advanced incrementally already in motion afterwards a lot of downshifting. Credit goes to the torque availability; torque, the direct force that gets the car moving, peaks from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. With all of the apparatus in comedy nowadays, sometimes the lag and hunting can be a drag, and Hyundai isn’t allowed to this, as we said of the contrarily top-rated, 2019 Mid-Size SUV Challenge-winning 2019 Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T.
So, not accepting to downshift as abundant is a plus. Fortunately, aback it did acquire to do so, the eight-speed was appealing able-bodied behaved. Overall, ability is advantageous but not exceptional, abnormally for a college trim level. Oddly, admitting its torque is impressive, this engine’s 180 hp is lower than the abject engine’s 191 hp. It’s application that translates to quickness, so the abject agent adeptness prove quicker, abnormally as it’s blame lighter trim levels (specs aren’t accessible yet, but beneath appearance agency beneath weight). The abject engine’s torque is rated at 181 pounds-feet, but at a aiguille of 4,000 rpm rather than the Limited’s ample 1,500-4,500 rpm.
I didn’t advance with agent sizes partly because we’re accepting to breadth it doesn’t amount like it acclimated to. The achievement specs are far added important. The agent I collection is a reengineered adaptation of the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder advanced acclimated on the Eco trim level. The abject agent on the SE and SEL is additionally new, now a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (it was aforetime 2.4-liter). Both engines backpack the name Smartstream and use approved gasoline. The EPA hasn’t activated them yet, but Hyundai estimates accumulated ratings of 33 mpg for the 2.5-liter and 31 mpg for the 1.6-liter. The 33-mpg amount would mark a 4-mpg advance over the 2019 Sonata SE’s 2.4-liter.
If these engines assume abnormally abutting to anniversary added in achievement and abnormally low aback competitors action able-bodied over 200 to 300 hp in their alternative engines, you’re not wrong. Missing is the 2019’s alternative turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produced 245 hp. It’s not advancing back, but an N-Line adaptation of the Sonata reportedly will, at an undetermined time, bringing appreciably added than 245 hp with it. The Sonata Hybrid is additionally slated to acknowledgment but will be a astern accession to the 2020 archetypal year.
Hyundai has already been accomplishing acceptable assignment in the breadth of driver-assistance appearance like advanced blow admonishing with automated emergency braking and banal detection, lane accumulate abetment and adaptive cruise ascendancy with alternate capability. Now it has an awning appellation for them (like best competitors), SmartSense technology, forth with a new advance for the Sonata.
We’ve continued acclaimed that the Hyundai (and Genesis) Lane Keeping Abetment affection — evidently a lane abandonment blockage system, which in aggressive cartage may pinball the car larboard and appropriate amid lane arrangement — absolutely centers the cartage in the lane bigger than some competitors that acquire appearance alleged lane-centering. Finally, Hyundai has a affection it thinks is acceptable abundant to allocate as lane-centering, which it has alleged Lane Chase Assist. I’d like to say it’s alike better, but I didn’t apprehension abundant aberration on acclaim arced roads, accepting been appealing afflicted already with LKA — but I’m animated Hyundai’s comfortable.
Combine this with Artery Drive Assist, which uses GPS to actuate the agent is on a disconnected artery with cartage affective in the aforementioned direction, and you acquire a actual able semi-autonomous acquaintance breadth the car accelerates, brakes and steers, acute exceptional affirmation from the driver. (These appearance do assignment on added roads, but the driver’s appropriate to collaborate more.) If you haven’t braved an burghal drive with the abetment of an aid like this, you don’t apperceive what you’re missing. These appearance are accepted on all trim levels. Alone enhancements like Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Abetment is absolute to the Limited, and Blind-Spot Blow Avoidance Abetment is afar from the Sonata SE.
You will adjudge aural milliseconds whether the new administration works for you, so I won’t belabor the description, but there are some key appearance and after-effects from the change. It has developed by 1.4 inches in wheelbase and 1.8 inches in all-embracing length, but there’s some incremental shrinking as well, best conspicuously a accident of 1.2 inches of height. The chrome strips that acquire run from either headlight forth the fenders all the way to the aback of the rear division windows aback 2011 (named the Dynamic Lasso aback it belted the ancillary windows) now activate inboard of the headlight clusters and acquire been laser-perforated to serve as daytime active lights that backslide to chrome aback the lights are off — appealing cool.
The absolutely reimagined rear end now has a trunkwide taillight articulation abutting ancillary lenses that are basic to the lip spoiler. The lenses are topped by baby fins. Don’t like them? Tough. They’re an aerodynamic aspect alleged amphitheater generators that breach up the air as it separates from the affective car and prevents an efficiency-robbing airy breadth abaft the car.
Fortunately, addition told us how to accessible the block from the lid afterwards the key fob, or I’d still be in ’Bama.
Speaking of accepting into the Sonata, if you’re a Hyundai owner, you’re acquainted that to get into one application keyless access, you’ve consistently had to advance a button on the aperture to alleviate it first, alike admitting abounding aggressive brands let you aloof grab the handle aback the key fob is nearby. That changes with the 2020, which makes the jump to the one-step grab-and-open approach. To lock, you columnist the recessed allotment of the handle as on some added brands.
As if to accomplish up for actuality astern to this party, Hyundai jumped advanced with Agenda Key, which lets your Android smartphone serve as a key. Added than aloof an alternative acting for a keyless remote, Agenda Key marks the aboriginal time the Sonata will abutment disciplinarian profiles, which some cartage tie to a key fob but Hyundai never has. The contour can bethink things like bench and mirror anamnesis settings and audio presets, and Agenda Key will abutment three of them. One of the neatest appearance is that anniversary of these buzz owners can allotment admission with added bodies afterwards handing over keys; anyone with the app can be accepted admission to get in and/or drive, beneath time or active restrictions set by the contour owner.
It works aloof like a key fob, for the aforementioned functions and from commensurable distances, application Bluetooth Low Energy. But to alleviate the car afterwards blame the button, you acquire to authority it up to the alfresco aperture handle breadth near-field advice does the job. One way or the other, you’re demography the buzz out of your pocket, which is a footfall aback from the archetypal keyless admission admission that lets you leave the fob in your pocket; on the added hand, you’re added acceptable to be captivation your buzz than a key fob.
Tesla was the aboriginal to action this functionality on the Archetypal 3 and doesn’t crave the buzz to be captivated to the door, but Hyundai says BLE’s ambit is abundant further than that of a key fob’s keyless-access affection (30 anxiety or more) and as a aftereffect isn’t as defended as the aggregation requires. Like Tesla, Hyundai provides NFC cards (like auberge key cards) as a advancement to get you into the car, analyze you and alpha the agent in case your buzz dies.
As for iPhones, they do accommodate NFC technology, but Apple affluence it for apps such as Apple Pay. Hyundai and added companies are pressuring the tech behemothic to accessible it up for broader use.
Even if you don’t go for Agenda Key, Hyundai assuredly added alien agent alpha to the key fob, a acceptable acclimation that spares you the agitation and adjournment of application the cellular-enabled Blue Link app (on all but the SE) aback the car’s aural view.
If you don’t admit the added new buttons with the Ps and the arrows, they’re for Alien Smart Parking Assist, which lets you move the Sonata Limited advanced or astern aback continuing alfresco of it — addition affection apparent on Teslas and a few added brands — that can advice you get the car into or out of bound parking spaces. It can be acclimated either afterwards advancing to a stop or by remote-starting. If you larboard your auto turned, it will align them afore moving.
The appearance from the driver’s bench is good. Admitting the roof was lowered, so was the hood. And admitting the aerodynamic appearance puts the A-pillars out in advanced of the driver, they’re analytic attenuated and not obstructive.
Despite the roof actuality bargain 1.2 inches, allowance isn’t bad — aloof 0.4 inch lower than the 2019 in front. The 2019 was appealing acceptable against chic leaders in this regard, so alike with the across-the-board moonroof (standard in the Limited, alternative in the SEL trims), which cuts added than an inch and a bisected of allowance in front, the new minimum blueprint of 38.4 inches charcoal competitive.
The backseat absent alone 0.2 inch with the redesign and an added 0.4 inch with the moonroof. Typically, automakers bottle backseat allowance by putting the basal beanbag too abutting to the floor, but Hyundai says it acclimated a thinner beanbag to accomplish up some of the difference. At 6 anxiety tall, I had no allowance complaints and begin my knees animated a little added than I’d like, which is accepted in this class.
For 2020, admitting the advanced seats acquired added than a bisected inch of legroom, the rears absent about 1 inch to 34.8 inches, which is lower than the chic leaders by as abundant as 5.6 inches against the Honda Accord. Again, in convenance I begin it added than workable, aghast added to the abridgement of bottom allowance beneath the advanced commuter seat, which absent its acme acclimation for 2020 (it will acknowledgment for 2021). To me, that translates to a few inches of legroom lost.
The ergonomics — article Hyundai’s usually actual acceptable at — are mixed. High credibility accommodate super-clear blast controls and continued aperture armrests that cut abysmal into the aperture panels so their accomplished breadth serves as a handle for affairs the aperture closed. The capital low point has to be the touch-sensitive buttons in lieu of automated ones crabbed the touchscreen.
The Limited has a accepted 10.25-inch widescreen affectation that’s alternative in the SEL and SEL Plus, in abode of the accepted 8-inch touchscreen. We’ve developed agnostic of ever advanced or alpine screens because sometimes the acme or amplitude proves added attached than the all-embracing area, but this one’s not bad. It’s alpine abundant that a map is abundantly sized, and it can abutment two or three abstracted panels ancillary by side.
The accepted Apple CarPlay makes acceptable use of the accomplished screen, but accepted Android Auto wastes added than a third of it (something a buzz app amend adeptness address). The advancement camera appearance is large, ablaze and adjustable, and the 360-degree aerial appearance isn’t as ample as I’d like, but it’s bigger than on some widescreens I’ve seen.
The touchscreen aspect all-embracing is able-bodied accomplished and admirable of absolute acknowledging buttons instead of the capacitive-touch type, a assurance of cost-cutting that isn’t account it in the continued run. Speaking of buttons, that’s how you ascendancy the manual now, and admitting I adopt a rotary knob, the Sonata’s admission (clearly aggregate with the new 2020 Palisade SUV) is smartly laid out.
Unlike the Palisade, however, which exploits the abolishment of a automated shifter bond by accouterment added accumulator amplitude beneath the console, I’m not seeing abundant advantage actuality abreast from eliminating the batten itself, which can be obstructive. To that end, the Sonata’s buttons are college and bulkier than seems necessary. Shift paddles are included alone on the SEL Added and Limited. With no way to manually downshift or acquire a low gear, what happens aback you alight a abrupt acropolis in the SE and SEL? You ride the brakes?
Bearing in apperception that this is the accomplished trim level, the autogenous architecture is absolutely sharp, and affection is acceptable overall. In this car, the affection holds up able-bodied in the backseat (not a accustomed in this class), but we’ll acquire to see how acceptable it is in lower trim levels. Is it exceptional abundant for a top trim? That may depend on what you value. Hyundai absitively not to accommodate any copse trim, absolute or imitation. You can get aphotic chrome and faux suede, but copse has gone the way of the V-6 agent in 2011: For the Sonata, its time has passed.
What boosts affection is the attendance of the ample touchscreen and 12.3-inch absolutely agenda apparatus console affectation (standard on the top two trims and alternative on the SEL) in abode of accepted gauges and a 3.5-inch display. This assemblage is key to the Aphotic Appearance Monitor images that arise in the basic gauges aback you use the Limited’s about-face signal.
To my eye, the abstracts affection is acceptable but not extraordinary. This actuality a pre-production sample, there’s consistently a adventitious it will change, but the faux covering dashboard in my car was unconvincing, and the council wheel’s horn pad had a low-rent sheen. The absolute covering was added impressive.
The best absorbing affair about the Sonata is the about-face aback to the admission that’s unapologetically a car. There’s apparently some burden in the industry to accomplish cars added like SUVs — not aloof to accomplish cartage like the Hyundai Kona, which arguably are cars, but to accomplish alike the car models a little taller and roomier and add all-wheel drive. That sounds like a acceptable way to accomplish a car that appeals to no one. Admitting some mid-size sedans action AWD, authoritative it an advantage adds weight and amount alike to front-drive versions, and Hyundai chose not to do it. If you appetite an SUV, they acquire a abounding slate for you.
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